I amvery glad I cashed in my KiwiSaver account last year. It would have offended me enormously that some of my funds were being used for those unethical companies, of which many are listed in the Central Leader (August 31). Of course, we investors are not told into which organisations the KiwiSaver fund managers place our money. It was an illuminating article, and the information should be spread more widely. interactions. The problem is that we are not asking the important question: what is the role of education in the 21st century? The reality is that education has stayed relatively unchanged over the last century and it is a model that no longer caters for the needs of a rapidly changing economy and society. Unfortunately, the addition of this kind of technology will not significantly change the way education works. Nor will it dramatically improve the learning outcomes for the children who need it most. The real value of using this technology to deliver content would be if it frees up teachers to be more human and to help children develop socially and psychologically and to create authentic learning experiences. I have changed my approach to teaching over recent years to reflect the impact of technology and I can say quite unequivocally that it works well; just as the research suggests. Do you know where your Kiwisaver funds are being invested?
schoolchildren being robbed at knifepoint in the Central Leader (August 19), one can hardly be surprised. As this Government continues to allow (indeed promotes) the gap between the wealthy and poor increase, the poor will become increasingly desperate and disenfranchised, and violent robberies and the like will surely rise. The only way to prevent this is to make society